Diversity Coach & EQ Strategist
“I am the descendant of brilliant women and men who fought for the freedom, justice, fairness and dignity of all people. Racism threatens those values. I was taught to sow peace. But peace cannot exist when injustice goes unchallenged. The darkest stains of history occurred, while many opted for silent comfort over the uncomfortable truth. We all must do, be and demand better.”
Coach Felicia has worked with leaders from Fortune-10 companies to not-for-profits in building and developing the tools to make their environments more inclusive. Her coaching and mentoring programs have resulted in nearly 45% of participants being promoted during their participation.
Certified in various coaching tools such as the EQ-i 2.0®️, the Intercultural Development Inventory®️ and Print®️ Strategies assessments, she uses these, and other proven coaching methods, to help others create awareness of the mindsets and attitudes that keep them from leading or working together with equity and respect.
As a consultant, Coach Felicia partners with clients to expose the processes, systems and practices that create exclusion. She provides leaders and others with the frameworks for dealing with micro-aggressions, unconscious bias, coded language and other practices that promote inequity. Through examining “how” an organization works, she identifies the needed actions and changes that will close the gap between their real and ideal states.
An award-winning speaker, she was voted North America’s Next Greatest Speaker out of over 1,000 contestants in 2012. She enjoys speaking to audiences on a variety of topics impacting diversity and their personal and professional growth. She believes that the right words said at the right time changes lives.
“Navigating a high powered corporate career, I often felt safest behind a figurative armor – an armored leadership style that weighed me down and dimmed my light. In doing the hard self-reflective work with Felicia Scott, I have learned to lead with vulnerability, to choose courage over comfort – staying curious, and showcasing my authentic self… Felicia has enabled me to cultivate a braver self, and provide my teams, the psychological safety to lead courageously.”
Hilary Lashley Renison
Senior Director - Licensing, GE